Valérie Issarny is a Research Director at Inria since 2001 and since 2002 the head of the ARLES Inria research project team at the Paris-Rocquencourt centre. Her research interests relate to distributed systems, software architectures, pervasive computing / ambient intelligence systems and middleware.
Valerie Issarny got both her PhD and her "Habilitation à diriger des recherches", in Computer Science at Université de Rennes I, France, in 1991 and 1997, respectively. She has (co)authored over 150 technical papers in the area of distributed systems and software engineering.
Since the start of her career Valérie Issarny has been involved in International collaborative projects. In particular she has contributed to several collaborative EU projects as PIs. Furthermore she was the coordinator of the FP6 IST STREP PLASTIC project, and is currently the coordinator of the FP7 FET IP CONNECT project and scientific leader of the FET IP CHOReOS project.
Valérie Issarny has also led national projects in collaboration with industry, i e projects with France-Télécom R&D and Alcatel. She regularly acts as a scientific expert at the national (for the AERES, ANR, and regional programmes) and international levels (for the EC and national programmes of Austria, Belgium, HK, Ireland, NL, Qatar, UK, etc).